In February, the Academy grew to near capacity.
If you’ve tried to make a schedule change or been in the parking lot recently you’ve seen first hand how full things are at the Academy.
Each Spring I often get asked these questions:
Q. “How do lessons work in the summer?”
The Academy is open year round, and we do not close during the summer.
Q. Do a lot of students quit during the summer?
A. For the past 5 years, we have grown in enrollment
each June by 10%. Some students withdraw but we get a
huge influx of students in June and many continue into the
Fall. We enrolled 20 students last June. With the last recession, the number of students travelling in the summer and withdrawing for vacations has hit record lows.
Q. How full is the Academy?
As of today we are at 96% capacity, and many teachers are sold out between the hours of 3:00-8:30 p.m.
We are currently searching for and interviewing new teachers for the Academy.
Q. If we withdraw for the summer, can we keep our spot for Fall?
A. Lessons are first come, first serve, so if you withdraw for the summer, we cannot guarantee that we will have a spot for you in the Fall as we will open the spot to new students .
The big question for all parents and students to consider is:
Take advantage of our summer make up lessons.
We realize that some of you will go on vacation for a portion of the summer. By signing up for the summer make ups, you can make up 6 of your lessons and keep the same teacher and spot for Fall.
It’s very easy to do:
Check off the dates that you want to come for your make ups on the form that was mailed to your home and return to the of ce. If you don’t know the dates yet, you can turn it in anytime during the summer. GET A HEAD START!: You can start making up lessons for the summer in advance starting March 12.
2. Sub lease your spot to a family or friend.
You can send a family member or friend in your place for the dates you will miss. Just let the office know who is coming in your place and when. Make sure that they reimburse you directly for the lessons.
If you are taking summer lessons and need a specific time for Fall, please contact me around late July and I will do my best to accommodate you.
Each September, I get calls from students who have been with us for years, but withdrew for the summer. They want to return to the same teacher, day and time, but the spot has been filled by another student.
If you LOVE your teacher, keep your spot by using the summer make ups or sub lease your spot.
If you have any questions, please call me at 816-974-7656.